Celebrities Who Were in School Choir

myshikobit
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joined:11/23/07
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/7/10 at 09:35am
Okay, so my Digital Communications class has to make an ad for each class in my school, and I chose to advertise for the Choral Program. So I wanted to show the headshots of famous celebrities (with a funky beat in the background :) )who did school choir without saying what they have in common until the end. The thing is, I need to know what celebrities did school choir, so I was wondering if I could borrow the pop culture genious of BWW :) I need more than just Broadway stars tho- all kinds of people are needed
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Updated On: 1/7/10 at 09:35 AM
Jersey Girl2
Broadway Star
joined:12/16/07
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/7/10 at 11:36pm
HS CHoir?

Constantine MAroulis
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SuperSoprano7
Swing
joined:1/7/10
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/7/10 at 11:45pm
Lance Bass, Ashton Kutcher, Blake Lively, Jason Mraz, Gavin Creel, and Heather Headley were all in Show Choir in school. Also, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond went to the same school and sang in the choir there together. I hope that helps :)
mfshutte
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joined:2/2/04
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 10:18am
I sang in high school choir with Anne Hathaway. She was also in the All-State New Jersey High School Choir.
wonkit
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joined:9/30/08
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 10:47am
Raul Esparza. He talked about the experience during his interview with Seth Rudetsky.
myshikobit
Broadway Star
joined:11/23/07
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 05:26pm
Great- a lot of these are new, too! Thank you so much :)!
"There are only two worthwhile things to leave behind when we depart this world of ours: children and art." -Sunday In The Park With George
Jersey Girl2
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 05:31pm
Dee Snider sang in the school and church choir.
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TonyVincent
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joined:2/25/08
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 05:48pm
I sang in high school choir with Anne Hathaway. She was also in the All-State New Jersey High School Choir.

Really? I was in NJ All-State, and judging by her age, we might have sung in the same year!

I missed my chance with her and didn't even know it!
Dollypop
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 06:17pm
Dee Hoty

Patrick Wilson--his mother was the choir director.
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kristinchenofan570
Stand-by
joined:12/7/08
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 06:22pm
Kristin Chenoweth, and I believe Idina Menzel was too
Remember when drama was only on the stage?
Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 06:44pm
Not quite the same thing, but...

My music teacher in high school was a Mr. Wochinski (spelling?), who the following year left teaching to become, Alan Paul, a member of The Manhattan Transfer.

He was a great teacher.
best12bars
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 06:49pm
Very cool, Scott! Alan Paul was also a Broadway kid, appearing in the original cast of "Oliver!" He was also the original Teen Angel in "Grease."
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Scott Briefer
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 06:54pm
Yes he was... He was also a really neat teacher. I remember his classes. I remember him playing, Tommy (the original Who recording) for us and then discussing it. He was so clearly not going to remain a teacher. Everyone was sad when he left, but no one was surprised.
divarobbie2
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 07:07pm
Laura Benanti and Leslie Kritzer were room-mates for All State Chorus, so they were both in chorus.
lakezurich
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joined:11/1/05
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 07:18pm
She hasn't done any Broadway, but PINK was in her H.S. choir... her teacher told her she would never amount to anything.
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myshikobit
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joined:11/23/07
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/8/10 at 07:23pm
That's so cool, Scott! My chorus teacher is an amazing singer herself- I wouldn't be surprised to see her sweeped away by the winds of opportunity at any time. And unless there's someone entirely unrelated to performing (politicians, athletes) then I'm good. I'm going to scatter teachers and students into the mix so that when they say "chorus", the audience is genuinely surprised, and so the clip is more interesting :)
"There are only two worthwhile things to leave behind when we depart this world of ours: children and art." -Sunday In The Park With George
greensgreens
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Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/12/10 at 05:39pm
Dunno if this is of any help (or if it's too late), but I came across this cool article and was reminded of this thread...

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/44770
myshikobit
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joined:11/23/07
Celebrities Who Were in School Choir
Posted: 1/12/10 at 08:11pm
YES! Now a president... that's a novelty! Thank you so much :)
"There are only two worthwhile things to leave behind when we depart this world of ours: children and art." -Sunday In The Park With George